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Engineering Manager - Site Reliability

Site Reliability Engineering, Engineering in Amsterdam, Netherlands

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.


We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

WHO’s  it with


At Uber, we do 100.000.000 rides per week. All of our rides hold payments and of course these payments need to be secure. This highly responsible leadership role sits within the team that ensures this happens.


Uber SRE community work with our production services throughout their entire life cycle delivering important system properties: reliability, performance, efficiency, and scalability, for the systems that our customers use every day.


Payments SRE in Amsterdam, is  at the heart of our international engineering efforts.  The team possesses a healthy mix of systems and software engineering skills, executing in a constantly evolving work environment. Ensuring that software products that touch the physical world are always available and performant under exponential growth conditions.



WHAT you’ll be doing:


You will be responsible for leading and growing a world class  SRE team. Inspiring and challenging their growth and development. Setting plans and direction not just for the team but with your development partners and business owners to ensure there is clear and transparent focus.


The SRE team has total ownership of Uber’s Secure Storage infrastructure. So as Manager it will be down to you and your team that there are no outrages with our payments system. (No pressure!) You will be responsible for measuring and reporting on reliability, systems capacity, performance and the overall maintainability of systems.


To excel in this role you will demonstrate as track record or leadership as well as a passion for being hands on- we need  our managers to be tech savvy! This is not a traditional operational role we want someone who can embed teams, process and tooling.


This role reports into the US however you will be surrounded by a team of 90+ Engineering gurus based  here in Amsterdam who make up our unique inclusive and supportive technology community.


Be sure to check out the Uber Engineering Blog to learn more about the team

What You'll Need:


We are looking for an  experienced leader who has the ability to own and  scale our global Payments SRE environment. From a technical perspective you will have:


  • Experience in the Linux environment and a good understanding of its fundamentals and internals: filesystems and modern memory management, threads and processes, the user/kernel-space divide, etc.
  • A good understanding of large-scale distributed systems in practice, including multi-tier architectures, application security, monitoring and storage systems.
  • Working knowledge of the TCP/IP stack, internet routing and load balancing.
  • Good programming skills in one of C++/Java, Javascript, Python or Go, and an ability to pick up new ones.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related technical discipline. Equivalent practical experience is a reasonable substitute.
  • We use Docker and DynamoDB and AWS and Terraform to manage infrastructure so exposure to these a plus


Don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes we would still be interested in hearing from you!


WHY you’ll want it


This is a truly unique opportunity to take our SRE teams to the next level. Surrounded by industry experts who will challenge and encourage your own personal growth as a leader.


We're not just another social web app, we're moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.  This is an opportunity to build technology that changes the way the world moves.


To name but a few of the perks:


  • Employees receive Uber credits every month.
  • Monthly gym reimbursement.
  • Stock options.
  • Daily catered breakfast and lunch.
  • Monthly health insurance reimbursement.


So  are you ready for the challenge?  Hit apply now!

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